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Lou Giansante

Words I live by: Do good. Avoid evil. Inspire people through their ears.
Member since 2002
  • Editing
  • Other
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Lou

No other way to say it: I'm a veteran producer, writer, and voice talent. I've done broadcast and internet radio, and audio and sound design for multimedia projects. And for many years I taught audio production at the New School in NYC in the graduate Media Studies Program. Currently I write, produce, and voice audio tours for art, history, and science museums and cultural sites. One of my specialties is writing audio description for people who have vision loss. (I worked often with Art Beyond Sight, producing and audio and video for its web sites: New York Beyond Sight (www.nybeyondsight.org) American Art (www.artbeyondsight.org/amart). In the 80’s, I produced and reported independently for NPR and for other outlets. In the 90’s, I created New York Kids, live children’s radio for WNYC in New York (http://www.nykids.org and I consulted internationally on children’s radio. I co-founded the World Radio Forum (www.worldradioforum.org) an international network of producers who do radio for and with kids and teens. In the early 00’s, I produced internet radio (long before the word "podcast") for Scholastic.com publishing. I created and co-hosted Teacher Radio for teachers, and News Zone Radio for kids. And for the record, I was a member of the first AIR Steering Committee along with Karen Michel and Steve Robinson, and I was the editor of AIR's first newsletter, Airspace.

Experience

Skills

  • Acting
  • Interviewing
  • Mentoring
  • Producing
  • Story Editing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Voiceover

Equipment

  • Cassette Recorder, DAT Recorder, Minidisk Recorder
  • Digital Recorder
  • Pro Tools
  • Recording Booth w/Shure KSM 32